I now have finished up 10 of these little blocks, and I'm still just as addicted to this quilt-along as I was when I started...though I have a sneaking suspicion I'll finish this quilt up sooner than I expect at this rate. I'm enjoying working on these blocks for a quick finish here and there. This weekend, I had a hard time focusing on any of my bigger sewing projects, and here I am now, four blocks later.
|Block #7: Birds in the Air|
This block was the bane of my existence of the four blocks I worked on this weekend. I actually cut out all of the fabric, and then let it sit there while I worked on the other three. The sheer number of triangles in this block intimidated me, so I procrastinated. I'm glad I did it - it went a lot more smoothly than I thought it was going to, and I'm happy with how it turned out. The pink crosshatch fabric comes from Alexander Henry's Farmdale collection and the green is from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living.
|Block #8: Bouquet|
I'm not in love with my fabric choices for this block. I think I wish I had gone for a darker color for the large and small triangles at the base of the bouquet in this block, rather than the Patty Young Sanctuary fabric I used. I may redo this one at some point, but I suspect when I mix this one in with 110 other blocks, I will completely forget about my mild displeasure with this block.
|Block #9: Box|
It's funny, I never knew that I liked orange before. Not until this quilt-along, when I started pairing it with various lighter shades of blue, like this aqua from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow. That herringbone print is one of my most favorite prints of all time, especially in this aqua. I really like the simple design of this block, and I'm super happy with how it turned out.
|Block #10: Bowtie|
This block was by far the easiest of this group to work on. I used some small scraps of FMF I had lying about, and paired them with some DS Quilts Fairgrounds and some Katie Jump Rope fabric as well. The colors on this one make me extremely happy with how this one turned out.
Next week, I'm hoping to add some more colors to the scrappy mix for my quilt - I think it's time to bust out my purple scraps and see if I can make any of them work, or maybe some yellows. Stay tuned!